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A breach of law, U.N. tells U.S.
A formal complaint could follow, say reports
Cables claim China not for UNSC reforms
BEIJING: China was opposed to any move that would “dilute” the powers of the five permanent members of the Security Council, and told the U.S. last year to not be “proactive” on pushing forward reforms, leaked U.S. ...
Obama freezes employees' pay
Washington: United States President Barack Obama has announced a far-reaching freeze on the pay of all federal government employees for the next two years, the clearest sign yet that he remains deeply concerned about the country's long-term ...
North “spoiled child”, felt China
BEIJING: Leaked United States embassy cables have shed light on the complex, and often opaque, relationship between North Korea and its only ally, China, suggesting increasing irritation in Beijing over the North's actions but close personal ...
Mubarak wanted “a fair dictator” in Iraq, say cables
CAIRO: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak advised the United States in 2008 to “forget” about democracy in Iraq and allow a dictator to take over, according to a diplomatic cable released this week on WikiLeaks. Mr. Mubarak ...
WikiLeaks founder appeals detention order
STOCKHOLM: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had filed another appeal against a court order to detain him in a rape investigation, said Swedish officials on Tuesday. The appeal was received by the Supreme Court in Stockholm on Tuesday, ...
Sri Lanka-Pakistan pact
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka and Pakistan have agreed to promote dialogue on security and defence issues, including training of security forces personnel. A joint statement issued at the end of a four-day visit by Pakistani President Asif Ali ...
Students take to the streets in London
LONDON: Chaos prevailed in much of central London on Tuesday as thousands of students, braving freezing temperatures and snow, took to the streets in protest against the government's plans to raise university tuition fee and cut higher ...
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